The city of Boston in Massachusetts, United States, has declared March 2 as “Burna Boy Day” — in honour of the Afro-fusion singer.


The declaration was announced in a letter signed by Ruthzee Louijeune, the city councilor.

According to the document, Burna Boy was honoured in recognition of his “performances and advocacy works”.

It said Burna Boy, through his music, has been “challenging stereotypes about African artistry by popularising Afrobeats to the world”.


The singer was also praised for “opening doors for aspiring artistes and inspiring conversations about social justice, equity, and representation”.

“Through his performances and advocacy work, Burna Boy amplifies the voices of marginalized communities and advocates for their recognition and rights, using his platform not only to entertain but also to educate and inspire, starting conversations about social justice, equity, and representation,” the letter reads in part.

“Nigeria is the largest source of African immigration in the United States and Massachusetts is one of the top 10 states with the highest Nigerian-born population, according to the American Community Survey.


“Boston’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating culture and diversity is evident in the range of cultural events, festivals, and community initiatives that showcase the city’s multicultural landscape; and

“Burna Boy’s legacy serves as a reminder of possibility, reminding us to continue amplifying voices that have long been silenced or overlooked; Now, therefore be it.

“That March 2, 2024, is designated Burna Boy Day in the City of Boston.”


Burna Boy has held so many sold-out concerts in Boston since he gained global fame in 2018.

The singer started to attract attention in 2013 after releasing ‘Like to Party’, the lead single from his debut album ‘L.I.F.E’.

In 2021, Burna Boy set a record in Nigeria after his fifth album ‘Twice As Tall’ won the ‘Best World Music Album’ category at the Grammy Awards.

With a string of awards and accolades, the singer has solidified his status as a leading artiste out of Africa.


Last year, TheCable Lifestyle reported how the mayor of Atlanta declared November 18 “Davido Day” — in honour of the Afrobeats star’s contributions to the city.

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